PBA: San Miguel posts crucial win, hangs on to defeat Phoenix

CJ Perez san miguel beermen


MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer overcame Phoenix’s rally in the fourth quarter to pick up an all-important 108-104 victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Simon Enciso, Marcio Lassiter, import Devon Scott and CJ Perez made key baskets when the offense picked up down the stretch as the Beermen snapped a two-game skid to avoid falling further in the quarterfinal race.

The result put San Miguel in a three-way share of seventh to ninth places with TNT and Meralco at 4-5 with three games left in the eliminations.

“Every game now would be a knockout game for us. We just got to play 48 minutes of San Miguel basketball,” said assistant Jorge Gallent, who filled in after coach Leo Austria was placed under health and safety protocols.

Enciso topscored with 20 points on six threes, Scott had 18 points, 14 rebounds and six…

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